Open Architecture Collaborative
Open Architecture Collaborative

About US

The Open Architecture Collaborative is a global learning network mobilizing architects and designers with technical skills to build capacity with communities experiencing systemic marginalization.

Our programs bring people from different backgrounds together to co-create a new narrative of power in our contemporary environment through accomplishing small projects.

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There are fast disasters and slow disasters. We work on the slow ones.

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Experience
Our global network pulls from over 15 years of experience working in dozens of countries. ...
Global Network
We have 22 chapters in 11 countries and a much larger dispersed network of subject matter experts to...
Saving Money
To help nonprofits access capital, engage with their constituencies, and maximize use of their space...
Bias Free
As individual volunteers we do not bring organizational or institutional bias to your projects. We r...

Organizational numbers

99
Chapters
99
Local Leaders
99
NGOs Supported
99
Pro-bono Hours Served

What Our Partners Say

Cheryl Johnson – Executive Director of People for Community Recovery

Our partnership with Open Architecture Chicago is helping to bring voice and shape to our aspirations for a healthy, livable vibrant community for generations to come.

Featured Projects

Saving Affordable Housing in Chicago
November 3, 2017
Save Altgeld Coalition - Chicago IL, USA Project Goal: To support the community coalition in establishing a sustainable action plan. Partners: People for ...
Burrows Pocket Park
November 3, 2017
Burrows Pocket Park - San Francisco CA, USA Project Goal: To transform a dead end dumping ground to a gathering space for the Portola Neighborhood. Client...
Design for Children
October 25, 2017
Design For Children, Washington D.C.Project Goal: To strengthen the network of childcare providers, upgrade facilities so they may serve more children. Client:
Reclaiming Space in Cairo
October 25, 2017
Forgotten Spaces - Cairo Egypt Project Goal: Empower residents of Istabl Antar, Cairo to take control of the public space around them.Client: Residents of Istab
TreeSquare – Stormwater Mitigation
October 25, 2017
TreeSquare - Portland OR, USA Project Goal:  To provide seating and shade while mitigating stormwater flooding.Client: Vernon Elementary Public School - Portlan
Taller del Habitat
October 25, 2017
Taller Del Habitat - Bogota Colombia Project Goal:  Help people living in informal settlements in Bogota receive all the services required to build their homes